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What about wasps?

Most of the papers on this BLOG are about experiments with ants and bees. This bias in our understanding on insect orientation is a point made by Mandal and Gadagker who undertake some priliminary experiments with wasps. They begin by looking at the homing success of individuals from different distances. It is found that for this species there seems to be a maximal ‘familiar’ area of ~6km squared, i.e. an impressive area over which to be able to navigate in a dense tropical environment.

Mandal, S., & Gadagkar, R. (2015). Homing abilities of the tropical primitively eusocial paper wasp Ropalidia marginata. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1-8.

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